Vote for the Palm Beach Zoo in Microsoft Contest!-Truth!
Email Appeal to Vote For the Palm Beach Zoo in a Microsoft Contest to Win $25,000–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
You are asked to go to a Microsoft website and vote for the Palm Beach Zoo in a contest that could win a cash prize.
As a promotion about it’s new Zoo Tycoon 2 game, Microsoft launched a contest to choose “America’s Favorite Zoo.”
The field of candidates was narrowed to 15 and the Palm Beach Zoo was one of them.
That was before the hurricane in 2004 that caused damage to the zoo, so the writer of this email urged everyone to work more energetically for them to win.
Winners are to be announced on 11/1/04.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
As you know Palm Beach county was hit pretty hard by both Hurricane
and Jean. Our Zoo, which recently spent a considerable amount of money to
update and revamp its exhibits was hit really bad. Many of the exhibits
badly damaged and there is a lot of clean-up required before the zoo can
reopen to the public. The Palm Beach Zoo had to cancel one of its biggest
fundraiser events, the Halloween Zoo Boo, which takes place in October.
to open by Thanksgiving. They are currently in the running for a $25,000
grant awarded by Microsoft for the best zoo. This nomination was
prior to the hurricanes. The Palm Beach Zoo needs this grant more than
Please help! Go to this website and cast your vote for the Palm Beach
Please forward this to all your family and friends. I think that the Plam
Beach Zoo needs this money more than any of the other zoos up for this
Thank you in advance.